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Help me find an SSD for Dell XPS 1340 laptop from '09 [Current HDD is failing]


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#1 decoy

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

As per this thread, it seems the HDD on my Dell XPS 1340 laptop is failing, and I need a new one.

This is the laptop:
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Instead of getting another HDD, I figure an SSD upgrade is in order.

Problem is, I'm pretty lost when it comes to laptop hardware, and therefore need a bit of help in finding one that fits and won't break down on me (somewhat quality unit wouldn't hurt).

The current HDD is at 500GB, but I don't really need that much. I was thinking something along the lines of 128 - 256 GB in SSD.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Hello decoy,

Here are a few links regarding your Dell XPS 1340 laptop's hard drive for informational purposes.

Hard Drive - Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1340 Service Manual.

Dell Studio XPS 1340 HD replacement with SSD.

I have a Corsair Force GT 180 GB SSD in my Desktop computer. I've had it for almost one year now and it works flawlessly.

Good luck.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Ah yes "replacement". That's what I shoulda been searching for. I actually posted on Notebookreview, but that link you gave me will do I think. Checking it out now. Thanks for the recommendation

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

I've read that it will take 2.5" drives -- is that correct?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Most laptop drives are 2.5".

Hopefully you will receive other responses regarding what brand SSD people like (dislike).

You might also post in the Dell Disk Drives forum with any model specific questions that you have.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

I have a boot drive corsair 90GB SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Corsair-Internal-SSD/BrandSubCat/ID-1459-636

90GB is plenty for boot up space but I dont know what programs you have so 120+ GB

SSD you have to wipe the drive and re install windows. Dont clone a SSD.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Thanks bros, I ordered the Corsair Force GS 120GB. Because of my location, i'm limited in product range.

Should be here tomorrow. Hope it fits.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Update:

Got the SSD today and installed right away. Holy jumping Jesus this is both fast as heck and apparently nothing else is now the matter.

I'm updating Windows and installing all drivers, and so far Nvidia is not acting up at all. Seems fixed!

Thanks all.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Hi decoy

Yup Those SSDs can really fly compare to traditional hard drives. That's why I switched everything over to them.

One thing is the SATA interface set to IDE mode or AHCI in the BIOS. You want AHCI.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

^^ I'll double check. Thanks.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Glad to be able to assist

Here is a program to optimize your SSD SSD Tweaker Just download it and install it and click the button and run it Defaults only

You dont have to defrag an SSD

SSD have a life span

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